I subbed the 9:15AM Double Shot Today at Y2 Yoga and we had an amazing time working with floating. My theme today was letting go of fear and floating is one of the best ways to work with this.
When most students jump to the front of the mat, they are only using their legs. If you use your abs, put weight into the hands and lift the pelvis over the shoulders, you develop the strength for floating and handstands. In order to get the hips high enough, you have to go all the way to the edge of falling. That is when we learn to overcome fear.
The students broke up into groups of twos and practiced jumping to the front of the mat and slowly lowering down. There was a lot of cussing, screaming and laughing which is the usual response when people get nervous and afraid. There were also cheers and excitement for those who got it. Below is a video that shows what we worked on. No, It is not me. I don't have the patience for making videos, believe me, I have tried. Epic Failure. I could take pictures like my fellow teachers Jen and Katie but that would be to much like right. You guys should know how much I love Kino Macgregor by now :)